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2012 Illuminated 4x4 selector switch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mhagie, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    mhagie

    mhagie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here is an illuminated switch in a 2012 Tacoma
    Not bad fit huh.
    Details to follow.
    Merle

    MVC-033S.jpg
     
  2. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    looking forward to the details, one of the mods i need to do.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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  4. Mar 4, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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  6. Mar 4, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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  7. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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  8. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    I would love to see it illuminated. It looks just like a picture of the switch.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    tbturner47

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  10. Mar 4, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    mhagie

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    Hell yes it's a picture of a switch, it's a picture of a switch in a 2012 tho.
    It is a 4 Runner switch that came from here.
    http://www.trdparts4u.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=-7788

    Wire the back of the switch like this'
    http://web.mac.com/jbryan/My_2005_Tacoma/Taco_4x4_Switch.html#28

    That is where I got the idea for the switch.

    The wire to splice behind the Temp Control Panel is the one on the right side of the connector on bottom viewing it as connected.
    Picrure it is the one on top right solid Green wire.
    The other light wire fron 4x4 switch wire is grounded to the radio mounting bolt.
    The top left wire as viewed in picture is a white/grn tracer it is a ground but I didn't bother splicing it as the bolt grouind was available easier.

    I will post a picture of it illuminated later this PM as it isn't dark yet.
    The switch is just snap in as it fits perfectly other than the fact it protudes out a bit from the panel, color matches perfectly.It's good enough for me.

    Merle

    MVC-005S.jpg
     
  11. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    It is now after dark so here is the picture.
    The switch came with a amber cover over the bulb which wouldn't go with the white on the 2012 so I removerd the cover and found the color was still a bit too yellow for me. So I started to expermit with LED bulbs.
    This is the first one I tried and dammit when I held it up the hole in the dash panel I misjudged how far in I was and I heard the dreaded CLICK and knew I went too damn far in.
    I am not about to remove the dash panel again so it is what it is for now.
    Comments are welcome and I will help in any way that I can if anyone else does this mod.
    As you notice the 4Hi is a tad brighter, that is cause the bulb is directly behind it, I had another bulb that might diffuse better but due to my oops it didn't get tried.

    I will post 2012 switch removal tommorrow in a new thread.

    It ain't perfect but I done got a 2012 that has a lighted 4x4 selector switch and I'm happy.

    Merle

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  12. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    rcbs204

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    Is this diffusing the light from one LED?
     
  13. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    nice! sub'd.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    mhagie

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    Yes it is in the original 4Runner bulb holder.
    It is the flat style LED like you use in your kit.
    Tried to fit your kit into this switch but no go, course I'm not wanting to grind on the circut board either
    Merle
     
  15. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    lol.. I do the same thing..... :anonymous:
     
  16. Mar 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    hmmm sign me up i want one
     
  17. Mar 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    WAIT a minute! Toyota didn't put an illuminated 4x4 switch in the new trucks!? That's sad. I didn't know that until now.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    that's next years model big selling point :D as advertised "the all new" j/k
     
  19. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    Well, the L4 light on mine went out in less than a year. Don't know if it's a problem with the LED or the board.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    Well send that sucker back to me and i'll fix it fir free.
     
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